Workplace Rehabilitation Interventions

Return to Work Plans and Case Management: Pace National consultants can manage a vocational rehabilitation case to develop tailored return to work plans and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure timeliness of services and information. Pace national employ a range pf physical and psychological therapists to manage both physical and psychological claims to ensure the return to work process is individualised and smooth.

Ergonomic Assessments: Ergonomic Assessments are designed to assess the workstation of an individual and how human factors can influence the impact on the body. This can be done in an office or at home setting and recommendations made to ensure the work environment is designed to minimize any discomfort or assist in preventing injuries associated with a desk-based role.

Workplace Assessments (WSA): A WSA is a specialised on-site assessment of a worker’s duties and/or potential suitable duties. A skilled consultant will analysis the workplace risk factors and recommend suitable duties and appropriate risk controls. This can assist to resolve problems identified to be causing or aggravating workplace injuries and can also identify preventative actions. This tool can also be used for an injured worker’s treating medical team to understand the physical and/or psychological demands of a role to identify duties which would be suitable for a return to work program at each stage of recovery for the injured worker.

Job Task Analysis (JTA): A JTA or physical demands assessment, involves the examination and breakdown of the skills and demands specific to a particular task or duties within the workplace. This tool can be used to identify suitable duties for an injured worker with their treating health practitioners and can also be used to help employers and recruiters match job candidates based on the physical demands of a role.

Vocational Assessment: A Vocational Assessment is used to analyse current skills and experience, set vocational goals and outline potential career options. This assessment considers individual functional and work capacity and identifies transferable skills whilst also including an assessment of labour market information.

Vocational Counselling: Vocational or career counselling supports and provides information to workers wanting to progress or change their career. It can assist workers to identify their work interests and set and focus on career goals. This can also be beneficial to organisations undergoing a re-structure.

Transferrable Skills Analysis (TSA): A TSA is an assessment of the skills and knowledge a person acquires from the actual performance of a job and from learned situations. This is beneficial when a worker has a wide range of skills, employment history and who generally do not require retraining to re-enter the open labour market. This assessment can also be used to define a person’s skills and experience for new placements or positional changes.

Labour Market Analysis: A Labour Market Analysis can provide essential information for people looking to change employment or for injured workers who are unable to return to their pre-injury role. A sound understanding of the local labour market is also effective for ensuring that a reasonable, achievable goal is set.

Psychological Assessment and Counselling: Where a worker is experiencing personal or work-related problems, psychological issues may manifest in the workplace. Pace National can provide psychological treatment in relation to a range of issues including;

  • Adjustment to Injury
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationships / Family
  • Self-esteem and Assertiveness
  • Career Guidance
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress Education and Management
  • Anger Management
  • Pain Management

Job Preparation Assistance: When an employee is required to look for a new employer and/or duties, Pace National can assist with job preparation. This can include resume development, interview techniques and practice, job application assistance and job-seeking activities.

Host Employment: A host employer is used when a pre-injury employer is unable to accommodate restricted duties at the workplace due to a range of factors. A host workplace is then sourced to allow the injured worker to build their capacity for work before returning to their pre-injury employer when possible. By undertaking a host employment, the injured worker is able to complete a graduated return to work duties in order to minimize the risk of re-injury or aggravation of their current injury.

Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA): Pace National works with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia to assist individuals that have been involved in a car accident impacting on their capacity to work. Pace National can assist those individuals to locate new work or participate in a Return to Work Program with their current employer to minimise the risk of aggravation of their current injury.

Activities of Daily Living: An ADL assessment determines the level and type of assistance a person requires in order to live as independently as possible. The assessment provides recommendations for equipment and/or home modifications and can be used when developing a return to work or rehabilitation plans as a means to increasing a person’s physical capacity.